Palo Alto, Calif. – Hewlett-Packard has merged its printing
and computer groups.
HP confirmed to TWICE that the new group will be called the printing and personal
systems group and headed by Todd Bradley, who was executive VP for the personal
systems group. Vyomesh Joshi, executive VP of the imaging and printing group,
will retire, ending a 31-year career at HP.
“This combination will bring together two businesses where
HP has established global leadership,” said HP CEO Meg Whitman.
The company believes that combining the personal systems and
imaging and printing groups will rationalize the company’s worldwide go-to-market,
branding, supply chain and customer-support efforts. It will also offer
opportunities for cost savings.
In another move to consolidate functionality, the company’s
marketing programs were unified under Marty Homlish, executive VP and chief
marketing officer. Homlish previous held the same position with SAP, which was
purchased by HP, and he was a longtime executive with Sony.
HP also announced its global sales accounts division will
join the newly named HP enterprise group.